Investing in Designer with Vestiaire Collective
There's always that one piece you cannot stop thinking about, that bag you saw three months ago and haven't found anything you love more since, or the shoes you know will go with everything you own forever more…. The problem? the expense.
I don't know about you, but I struggle to come to terms with investing upwards of £2000 into a handbag. I'd be riddled with guilt that I wasn't using that money to see the world, or make some incredible plans with. I am totally on board with investing in classic fashion pieces, it's just that I've worked hard to make the money I have, and part of me can't be *that* frivolous every time I fall in love with a designer handbag. Maybe now I'm almost 30, I finally understand the worth of money.
Enter Vestiaire Collective. A Parisian based luxury online re-sell store. I honestly could not rave to you about them more. I have sold countless old, designer and high end pieces that I've fallen out of love with via their service and it's a plain sailing, easy process from start to finish. What I wanted to talk to you about though, is why I feel they're the best place to invest in that designer piece. Buying on Vestiaire Collective is my new (Secret) obsession. You can find old or new season pieces at a fraction of the retail price. Pieces have to go through quality assurance and authentication, so you know that you're investing in something authentic and in a great condition.
I bought this Loewe Puzzle bag in navy blue this week. It's been a very, very long (and tiresome for those close to me) love affair. Finally, I own it, and I am absolutely over the moon. This bag is brand new, tags, dust bag- the lot! The trick is to set alerts for your favourite designers so you don't miss out on what you're looking for as someone lists it for sale. One of the great things that they have recently introduced is 'Afford it now', a scheme that allows you to pay for your piece in three monthly instalments, if the item is over £500, interest free. So if you want to pay monthly, it's perfect. As long as you can afford it and don't get yourself into a mess, just because you've got the option to split the payments.
Please do ask me if you'd like any information about the process. If you'd like to know more about the service, you can have a look here.
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